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Obama Tries to Stop Israeli Iran Strike
President Barack Obama, by asserting Sunday that he doesn't think Israel has made a
decision on whether to attack Iran, indicated he preferred to keep Israel back from
military action and set aside as a strategic reserve, while at the same time using the
broad presumption of Jerusalem's assault plans to intimidate Iran into opting for
diplomatic talks on its nuclear program.
To this end, the president directly contradicted Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's
statement six days earlier that he expected Israel to strike Iran in April, May or
In Israel, no knowledgeable source any longer doubts that the Netanyahu government has
already reached a decision. It was instantly assumed that Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, whose
appointment as the next Israeli Air Force commander was announced Sunday, would lead the
coming operation against Iran.
Obama also said, "We are going to be sure we work in lockstep as we proceed to try to
solve this hopefully diplomatically." DEBKAfile analysts report that by "lockstep"
he meant the role to which he had assigned Israel in the massive disinformation contest
underway between the West and Iran.
Tehran responded to this verbal assault with one of its own, publishing a paper which
suggested for the first time that Iran would not wait to be attacked but was preparing
pre-emptive action of its own against Israel. The paper spoke of a surprise missile
offensive targeting Israel's military installations, which were said to be concentrated
between Kiryat Gat and the South, and the central Lod-Modiin district in the center, which
Iran considers to be the soft urban-military belly of Israel.
Two features stood out from the verbiage of the last 24 hours: Iran has no intention
whatsoever of abandoning its drive for a nuclear bomb. According to the information in
Israeli hands, its program has passed the point of no return and capable of producing a
weapon whenever its rulers so decide. This situation, American and Israeli leaders year
after year had vowed to avert. Iran underscored its negative on diplomacy by
contemptuously refusing the IAEA inspectors visiting the country this week access to any
of its nuclear facilities.
And the US-led confrontation against Iran by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar has made
Syria a major hub of the conflict, especially since the Russian-Chinese blockage Saturday
of their UN Security Council motion to remove President Bashar Assad and end his brutal
Iran: Genocide a Moral Obligation
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday endorsed a new doctrine
explaining why it would be 'legally and morally justified' to commit genocide and wipe
Israel off the map.
The article was written by Khameini's close adviser Alireza Forghani and endorsed by
the Supreme Leader whose writings played a critical role in its drafting.
The article has since appeared on numerous Iranian government and military websites.
"Israel is a cancerous tumor in the Middle East," the article in the ultraconservative
Farsi-language Alef news site. "Israel is a satanic media outlet with bombers. Every
Muslim is required to arm themselves against Israel.
"I have already noted the usurper state of Israel poses a grave threat to Islam and
Muslim countries. Islam and Muslim states must not lose this opportunity to remove the
corruption from out midst. All of our problems are because of Israel - Israel of
"The first step should be the absolute destruction of Israel. To this end, Iran could
make use of long-range missiles. The distance between us is only 2,600 kilometers. It can
be done in minutes."
The crux of the piece says Iran would be justified in launching a pre-emptive strike
against Israel because of the threat the Jewish state's leaders are posing against its own
However, during a lengthy discussion of the 'jurisprudence of Jihad,' the article makes
it clear that an Israeli strike 'isn't required' and would ultimately serve as a pretext
Instead, he says 'defensive Jihad' justifies annihilating Israel and targeting its
civilian population because Israel has "spilled Muslim blood" and "oppresses" its Muslim
"With regard to the fake state of Israel in Palestine, which is included in the first
Qibla of Muslims, we must defend the sacred blood of Muslims in Islamic Palestine using
any means necessary," it goes on to explain. "If the enemy should invade Muslim lands and
spill Muslim blood, it is obligatory upon the Muslim masses to use every means possible to
defend the lives and property of their brothers. It does not require a judge's
"But regardless of the Israeli aggression against Palestine and the Muslims, it is
clear the heads of this fake regime seek to dominate other Islamic lands on its borders
and to develop hegemony over the region," it reads.
The article makes it clear Iran sees no place in the Middle East for the Jews.
"Political subdivisions of states and political boundaries between units are not relevant
and what is important is to divide the nations and territories based on beliefs and
religions groups, blood and blood. Muslim blood must be separate from Infidel blood," it
says, citing Khameini's writings.
The document then cites statistics saying 5.7 million of Israel's 7.5 million citizens
are Jewish - as a justification for attack. It then proceeds to break down Israel by
region and demographic concentrations in order that the most Jews possible would be
It specifically states that Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, contain more than 60% of the
Jewish population, which could be hit by Shahab 3 ballistic missiles to "easily kill
The publication of the doctrine comes after Khamenei announced on Friday that Iran
would support any nation or group that attacks the 'cancerous tumor' of Israel. Since its
publications several Iranian officials have called for a strike on Israel "within the
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